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- noun A soft white alkaline powder, Ca(OH)2, used in making mortar, cements, calcium salts, paints, hard rubber products, and petrochemicals.
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- noun inorganic chemistry A soft, white powder, Ca(OH)2, obtained by the action of water on
calcium oxide; slaked lime.
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- noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
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